Immediate Applause

  “Excuse me, sir, are these seats taken?” I asked a gentlemen sitting on the front row Thursday afternoon at the Memphis Quartet Show.  After shaking his head no, I turned to Melissa (my dear friend who drove up from Mississippi) having a pretty good idea of what her answer would be when I asked…

The Inaugural Night

  While riding up the escalator that took us to the walkway level, I pulled out the tickets from my purse for the Memphis Quartet Show.  Just around the corner was the entrance to the room that would fill with music, Gospel quartets, fans and vendors for the following three days.  A blue banner with…

CD Review: Hymns and Harmony – The Whisnants

To one generation, hymns relive memories of the past.  To another, they are a new sound just discovered.  On the Whisnant’s Hymns and Harmony CD, they are both.  In 2012 the Whisnants released a project titled “Hymns and Harmony.”  The idea for this recording originated in a conversation between the Whisnants and Greater Vision –…

The Ride

  The engine of the green Cavallo tour bus sat humming in the parking lot of a gas station on Route 60 in Southern Missouri.  Taking a breath of muggy, humid air, I reached to open the trunk of our car when the door of the Cavallo bus opened with a whoosh and out walked…

Picnic Sunday with Greater Vision

It was one of those bright, sunny, cheery days…fluffy white clouds floated along in the sky and though it was a little humid, it was still a day that could bring a smile to your face.  Children laughed and bounced around the playground as the breeze tugged on the plastic table cloths at the church…

Quartet Style

  Tell you what, when the map on your phone tells you the arrival time for a 6PM concert is 5:57…it means you’ll get there at 5:57!  Well, that happens when road construction is afoot.  The most important thing is we did get to the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield, Tennessee in time to see…

A Couple Drops Of Rain and a Gospel Song

  Drops of rain chased me into the church doors of Fellowship Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This was the last concert in our “May Madness SGM Mini Marathon”…one we weren’t really sure we’d make it out to.   A few days previous (at that time) the F5 tornado went through Moore,…

Father’s Day with Brian Free

 In honor of Father’s Day, some of Southern Gospel Music’s favorite “fathers” have been very gracious to sit down and pen a few stories and words of encouragement for us this weekend.  The paragraphs below are written by Brian Free, one who not only holds the title of Southern Gospel’s most awarded tenor, but husband,…

“The Gift” by Chris Allman

The Gift By: Chris Allman With Father’s Day on the horizon, I feel compelled to post a little testimony that, I believe, will change somebody’s life. That relationship between father and son can be glorious but at the same time cumbersome.  I have four children of my own, two of them boys, so I relate…

Father’s Day with Nick Trammell

In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to introduce you to some guests who have been very gracious to sit down and pen a few stories and words of encouragement for us this weekend.  To those Gospel music has ministered to, these father’s are no strangers!  The first is Nick Trammell, son of Mark and…